Hyeonseo Lee

  • Event Start: 8th March 2018, 5:00pm
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North Korean Defector

Lee escaped North Korea in 1997 before living in China as an illegal immigrant, and travelling to South Korea where she registered as an asylum-seeker. Her family were still living in North Korea during a period of devastating famine, but she managed to smuggle them over the border through China. She has written a book, The Girl With Seven Names, and her TED talk has been viewed almost 7 millions times.